ARTISTA

Collective Empowerment through
Theatrical Experimentation and Collaboration


Imago’s free mentorship program for young women*

ARTISTA empowers a community of young women* 16 to 21 years old to tell their own stories, and supports them to take these stories to the stage. Theatrical collaboration, experimentation and mentorship from professional artist mentors build independence and confidence in artistic craftsmanship and offer insight into the diverse facets of Montreal’s theatre industry.  

*Imago Theatre promotes an inclusive definition of woman which includes all people who experience the world as women; trans women, cis-women, people who identify as femme, who are feminine-of-centre, and feminine presenting people.

WHAT WE DO

ARTISTA is a theatre mentorship program that explores performance through collaboration. Imago Theatre’s supportive and brave learning environment encourages participants to develop self confidence, trust, and gain physical and vocal confidence.

ARTISTA participants gather once a week from January to May on Monday nights for dinner, theatre training, and creation.

Dinner time is an opportunity for participants, mentors, and special guests - invited professionals hailing from various fields - to eat, share, discuss, and collectively turn our minds toward the world.

This is followed by a three-hour workshop, led by mentors and invited guest teachers. These are guided explorations of movement, voice, text creation, mask, and other performance disciplines. 

Over the course of 15 weeks, mentors guide participants in crafting stories, supporting them toward a public performance of their creation.

Participants also receive tickets to see professional productions in a variety of performance venues around Montreal.



Upcoming Artista Session | January – May , 2020


For more information contact ARTISTA’s Program Director, Joy Ross-Jones at joy@imagotheatre.ca

 

ARTISTA TEAM


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Joy Ross Jones

Artista Program Director

 
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LORENA TRIGOS

Associate Program Director

 
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Pascale Drevillon

Mentor

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Julie Tamiko Manning

Mentor

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kathleen stavert

Mentor

 
 

PAST ARTISTA PARTICIPANTS


2019

Jasmine Winter
Banafsheh Hassani
Chloé Bilodeau
Léa-Mirana Metz
Courtney Rasmussen
Antonia Lieben-Seutter
Asma Kattan
Huirui Zhang
Yoanna Joseph
Grace Debarats
Monica Spencer
SeaSea Nemecek

2018

Camille Deslauriers Ménard
Aya Elba
Mariia Bashmakova.
Amelle Margarin
Abigail Drach
Laura Hernandez-Restrepo
Luyao Bella
Jennifer Nguyen
Maria Jimenez
Yuan Kelly
Gaelle Elma
Christina-Andrea Cretu
Hanin Fakih
Nicola Hanchet
Joanne Margetis

2017

Violette Kay
Xin Shu
Samantha Bitonti
Jedidah Nabwangu
Phoebe Thompson
Cicely Austin
Victoria Hall
Avleen Mokha
Cayla Clarkson
Jayati Samar
Amanda Marra
Rilla Kingston
Alicia Fayet
Mercedeh Baroque
Esmée Cook

2016

Ajah Richards
Adriana Cignola
Destiny Gregoire
Nickisha Thomas.
Caitlin Heiligmann
Anouk Matte
Amanda Coochey

2014

Olivia Dhepaganon
Bruna Florio
Sarah Lapointe
Tiernan Cornford
Katherine Chou

 

ARTISTA Archives


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Thanks to extraordinary leaders world-wide who help make Artista possible.
Thanks to all of the organizations who have donated over the years:

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